Thursday, January 31, 2013



après-ski by leeannm featuring patagonia

The last time I was in snow was about 2006. It was the last time I went snowboarding. And you can't even count that as real snow, because in Southern California it's mostly fake snow on our ski slopes. Although we've had a cold winter, by our standards, we're back to the mid 70s now. So I don't even know where to begin when it comes to creating am après-ski outfit. Did I come remotely close?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Randoms & Four Favorites

Let's talk Vine. When everyone was posting their profiles on IG I was annoyed, I admit. That first day it launched I hated Vine. But then I gave in. So now you can add me. I'm Leeann Morrissey ;) And here's my first video. I thought I'd use a treat to take video of my dog. She wasn't having it and snatched that treat out of my hand.


On Monday, Kathrin blogged about this but I wanted to share also. I am a selfish friend and a recent text conversation proves that. For those non-iPhone people, I'm in white and Kathrin is in blue.

In my defense Kathrin is my go-to. We've been friends since junior high and she's the one who is always there be it to listen, accompany me to work functions, or go out for a drink...or several I don't need a baby taking MY Kathrin time ha!

And speaking of friends, today is my boss's birthday. Since she's French I went with a theme: Paris mug, Chambord, and Essie polish in "French Affair".

Onto Valentine's Day. With VDay around the corner who doesn't have hearts, red, pink, and pretties on the brain? I mean, if I could decorate with hearts and all year, I would. But I'm pushing 30 and it's frowned upon for a woman of my age, so this time of year I get to live it up!

1 // Super cute chalk board hearts
 2 // Chevron print dress at Target
3 // Pretty J. Crew jewels
4 // Magnolia Bakery Valentine's cupcakes

Now that I've shared my Valentine's Day wishlist, tell me what is on yours!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

A Perfect LA Weekend

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I live and work in LA, so all week I'm in the city. But on the weekends I play softball in my hometown with my parents so a huge chunk of time is spent there. This weekend was the first in a long time that I stayed in LA and it was pretty nice.

Saturday I went to Cardio Barre for the first time. Oh.Em.Gee. It is HARD! I'm out of shape and don't hydrate enough so about 30 minutes in I legit almost passed out. Spots, dizzy, and all. That's never happened to me before and it was scary. AND my legs have been crazy sore ever since. I'm honestly scared to go back. But I bought 10 sessions so looks like I'll have to ha!

After getting my butt kicked at the class I took a three hour nap then got ready for a birthday party for fellow blogger, Brooke of Chelsea Grey.

Poof of the good time - Pimm's Cup and my LA blogging bestie, Kate of Nautical By Nature.

Sunday was spent cuddling on the couch with my dog watching movies. Perfect end to my weekend.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pop of Pink

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Pop of Pink

Pop of Pink by leeannm featuring h&m

I think it's time for a trip to H&M. Every piece in the outfit above is from the store. I want. I need! The cross print pants and top are unreal. How adorable, right?

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pink Popcorn

Looking for a fun idea for a Valentine's Day treat? Try pink popcorn!

Here are the ingredients you'll need to whip up a batch of this perfectly pink snack:

12 cups of unsweetened popcorn
2 cups of mini marshmallows
1/2 cup of butter
1 package of strawberry gelatin

Cooking Directions:

1. Heat butter and marshmallows in a sauce pan until the marshmallows are almost melted.
2. As the butter and marshmallows are cooking, pop the 12 cups of popcorn (about 3 bags).
3. Pour the melted butter and marshmallows over the popcorn and stir.
4. Pour the packet of gelatin mix over the popcorn and stir.

Total cooking time: 10 minutes

Total cost of ingredients: Under $6 (I bought generic items)

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Metal Marvels Giveaway

I recently discovered an online shop called Metal Marvels and ordered a pair of black druzy earrings. Love them! They are a bit out of my comfort zone because I usually wear studs, but they are so cute and I've received a lot of compliments. Plus at $20 they are priced really well. Needless to say, they're my new go-to jewels. And if that wasn't a pleasant enough experience, I can't rave enough about how fast shipping was! I ordered them at night and they were in the mail the next day. I appreciate that.

There are a bunch of adorable, and affordable, items in the shop so be sure to check it out. And while you're at it, why don't you enter my giveaway hosted by Metal Marvels? I have TWO fantastic items up for grabs. One lucky winner will take home the White w/ White cord bracelet and a pair of pearl earrings in their choice of color!

Enter the giveaway below. And please be honest with your entries because I do check! One winner will be selected and announced on Thursday, January 31. Good luck!!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Scenes From My Weekend

This weekend was pretty casual. Spent time with my family and tried a new restaurant with Tiffany of Polka Dotted Cats. I have something going on for the next several weekends so it was nice to enjoy the calm before the storm.

1. Loving my Metal Marvels earrings. Come back tomorrow for a giveaway they are sponsoring! 
2. Skinny Iced Caramel Macchiatos on the daily. It's bad!
3. Caramel brulee waffles!!!
3. Me and my girl Coco!

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Outfit Crush: Rachel Bilson

Outfit Crush: Rachel Bilson

I love this look Rachel Bilson is wearing. It's not fancy or extravagant but it's an outfit that the ordinary woman can put together with items she either has in he closet or can get for not a lot of money. I am all about a practical ensemble. What do you think? Would you wear it?

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Currently Lusting Over

Currently Lusting Over

I have a confession, I broke my spending freeze last week. I bought the BaubleBar Arrow necklace above, BUT it was a Buried Bauble and only $10! I actually bought two, one for me and an extra as a gift. Since I opened the floodgates, I pretty much feel like I should go ahead and buy the other three items on my current wish list. They're items that would get a good amount of use.

Has anyone tried that Brightening Color? It's a stick of creamy highlighter/blush that you just swipe across your cheeks. Genius! It has great reviews so I am highly intrigued.

What's on you currently lusting over?

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Tuesday Touchdown

My football team, the New Orleans Saints, were not the best this season. Sadly I didn't get to see my fav guys go past the regular season. I still love them though. Can I get a Who Dat?! Yup, that just happened.

Anyways, since I wasn't devoting my time to the Saints, I took notice of someone new (to me) on the Broncos - Eric Decker. Holy hottie! This dude is gorgeous. My mom is a huge Denver fan and she's been saying Decker is her favorite player and wanting his jersey. Now I know why. My mom knows what's up!

Source: via Leeann on Pinterest

Let's take a look at his stats:

-Born March 15, 1987
-Wide receiver for the Denver Broncos
-3rd pro season
-Played college football and college baseball

OK that's enough. Let's look at some more pics from a GQ shoot he did!

Source: via Leeann on Pinterest

Source: via Leeann on Pinterest

Source: via Leeann on Pinterest
Who else is having a love at first sight moment? You're welcome.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Gangster Squad

Before I get into my recap, of you're linking up for WEEKED Update, please blog about your weekend and link back to the blog hop. There are 100+ bloggers who join the linkup correctly each week and are here to make blogging friends. But unfortunately there are always a handful of people who blog about other topics and don't link back. I hate to be the Weekend Update police, but Sami ad I both explain how to link up in our posts each week and everyone should know. I didn't want to be that person, but if you don't link up properly you are being that person. 

OK moving along, let's get to it!

This weekend I saw Gangster Squad. I didn't know what to expect going into it, other than it looked violent, received bad reviews, and most importantly, was filmed on Hollywood Blvd. The latter intrigued me since I live in Hollywood ad work on Hollywood Blvd. and really wanted to see the famous street transformed into the 40s.

Here's what I took away from the movie (don't worry, no spoilers):
-I finally get Ryan Gosling. He's hot. I am part of the bandwagon ladies!
-Emma Stone really didn't have that large of a role in the film.
-I live off one of the streets where the gangster deeds were taking place.
-Josh Brolin is pretty attractive for an older man.
-I am a sissy when it comes to violence and covered my eyes for nearly half of the film.
-Sean Penn is one creepy looking dude.

Overall I liked Gangster Squad. I don't feel like I wasted money going to see it, but I also won't buy it when it comes out on DVD. If you were thinking about catching a viewing, I'd recommend it. A solid 3 out of 5 stars.

Anyone else see it? What did you think?

Now it's your turn!

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Army Green

Army Green

I've been on an army green kick lately. I love the color, especially paired with black and white. Perfect combo. I want this entire outfit. I seriously considered buying the Dorothy Perkins trousers but there are no returns for US customers, boo!

Linking up with Long Distance Loving for Friday's Fancies

TGIF! I'm going to go see Gangster Squad with Kate of Nautical Nature, then the rest of the weekend is about spending time with my parents (who get home Saturday after being in Jamaica for their 30th anniversary), and watching lots of football. I hope you all have great weekends and come back Monday for Weekend Update. It's a weekly bloghop that recaps your weekend. Stop by and join the fun!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2013 People's Choice Awards

A few highlights from the 2013 People's Choice Awards. My favorite dressed:

Source: via Leeann on Pinterest

And since we're talking leading ladies, how amazing did Sandra Bullock look? She's so pretty!

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We can't forget the men! The first image contains Jensen Ackles (on the right)- the inspiration behind Man Candy Monday, the weekly linkup I used to host!

Source: via Leeann on Pinterest

Source: via Leeann on Pinterest